Matthew D. Bass

Matthew D. Bass

Global Head—Alternatives and Multi-Asset Business Development

8 Years at AB
17 Years of experience

Matthew Bass is a Senior Vice President and Global Head of Alternatives and Multi-Asset Business Development, responsible for the development and expansion of AB’s Alternatives and Multi-Asset businesses in institutional, retail and private client channels globally. Previously, he was chief operating officer of AB’s Alternatives business, responsible for business strategy, sourcing new investment teams, product development and fundraising initiatives. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Bass was a program director at the US Department of the Treasury, responsible for the design and implementation of various real estate and real estate capital-markets programs pursuant to the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Before that, he was a vice president at The Blackstone Group’s GSO Capital Partners unit, where he was involved in analyzing, evaluating and executing private debt and equity investments. Bass began his career in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group at UBS, where he was responsible for executing M&A and capital-raising transactions for banks, asset managers and specialty finance companies. He holds a BS in finance from Lehigh University. Location: New York

Can We Afford a Housing Boom?
Cash Flow or Liquidity? Unlocking Private Credit
Not All CCCs Are Created Equal
Mortgages: Don’t Be Fooled by the Averages
GSE Reform? It’s Already Happening

Opportunity Knocks for Mortgage Investors

by Matthew D. Bass

We don’t usually think of rising rates as being good for homeowners. That may be because we’re accustomed to thinking of financing (and refinancing) as the key to reviving sagging housing markets. And it’s true that financing availability remains tight, at least by historical standards, and isn’t going to get looser with rising rates.

Fixed Income


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US Housing Finance: Our Vision for a Privately Led System

by Douglas J. Peebles, Michael S. Canter, Matthew D. Bass

There’s a growing consensus today that the US government’s huge footprint in the $10.5 trillion mortgage market needs to shrink, with the private sector taking the lead. But there is less agreement on how the transition to a new system should take place. Here’s our perspective as investors in the mortgage market on what is needed to get the ball rolling.

Financial Law and Regulation, Fixed Income


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US Housing Finance: Let's Put Quality Before Quantity

by Douglas J. Peebles, Michael S. Canter, Matthew D. Bass

The US government’s housing finance policies in recent decades can be summarized by one simple phrase: quantity over quality. The implicit goal was to increase the quantity of housing finance by keeping mortgage rates low and promoting wider home ownership. For several decades, the system worked. But if we view the long-term stability of home prices as one measure of the quality of housing finance, those policies now don’t look so successful.

Financial Law and Regulation, Fixed Income


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